Despite so many exfoliators these days being chemical based I can’t help miss the physical interaction between a scrub and my face. Recently I have being trying out the La Prairie Cellular Mineral Face Exfoliator* which is a yet to be released product hitting the market in a few days’ time.
This facial exfoliator is rather unique in respect to any other that I have tried in the past in that it has diamonds, quartz crystals and meteorite dust within the ingredient list which are used to exfoliate the skin lifting and removing dead skin cells leaving a brighter and softer complexion. This all sounds rather fancy and of course this is reflected in the price as it will retail at £86 for 100ml, expensive I know.
Whilst I was aware of the hefty price tag I’ve never allowed this to influence my judgement because in the past I’ve tried very good products that are as cheap as chips, I’ve also tried expensive ones which are fantastic. This product most certainly falls into the fantastic category for sure as after I had used it for the first time I physically went downstairs and made my mum feel just how soft my face was; I was rather shocked at just how good it was and needed clarification that I wasn’t imagining it. Having said that on initial use I did find it to be quite rough on my skin which was a cause for concern at first as I wasn’t too sure how I felt about it; it was most certainly a bit too harsh for my liking although I’m now more used to it. In all honesty if you have quite sensitive skin I wouldn’t encourage you to try this because I can’t help feel like it would just be too rough. My skin can be sensitive and did turn a little red afterwards however if truth be told this did calm down quite quickly
The guidance that comes with this exfoliator suggests that for combination to oily skin such as mine that this should be used two to three times a week which is something I’m a little bit reluctant to do, therefore at the moment I will be sticking to once a week. Asides from the initial experience I have to say my skin has looked a lot brighter since using this, it’s almost rejuvenated in appearance which may be hard to believe but it can surely only be down to this. Overall I’m super impressed with this and look forward to using it next time because I know my skin really does benefit from it with these benefits lasting over a good few days; it most certainly makes a notable difference in the appearance of my skin.
Deep down I know that for me this is too expensive to justify purchasing for myself in the future any time soon despite how much I like it therefore I’m going to very frugal with it. For those of you who are interested in the La Prairie Cellular Mineral Face Exfoliator it will be available to purchase from the 15th June from The Urban Retreat with the rest of the range being available here.